The immediate past representative of Ohaozara, Onicha and Ivo federal constituency , at the House of Representatives, Linus Okorie, has called on political, natural, religious and opinion leaders to join hands and advise President Mohammadu Buhari to abandon the Ruga policy that would propel a national crisis and instability.
Okorie, who maintained that the leaders owe the nation urgent duty to speak up on this matter noted that forceful implementation of Ruga would certainly explode crisis in the country.
He disclosed this to newsmen in Abakaliki while declaring support for the comprehensive reform of the nomadic culture and economics, including any stimulus to accelerate their trade.
He, however, advocate that the federal government should implement ranching which according to him remains the only solution instead with incentives to address inherent fears and capacity gaps of the herders and would-be investors.
Meanwhile, Okorie, warned South East and South South Governor’s never to yield their land for Ruga, stating that anyone who fails to protect their land and gives land for Ruga will never recover from its negative effects even after office and this is no rocket science.
His words: “The FG should package an appropriate ranching stimulus and economics to drive that dormant goldmine. But it’s a no no to Ruga. And this has nothing to do with politics and President Muhammadu Buhari. It’s about economics, it’s about national stability and security. It about not creating more problems trying to solve one.”
“Cattle ranching remains the solution and there are many successful models to ape from. The FG should package an appropriate ranching stimulus and economics to drive that dormant goldmine.
“Let’s please rethink it, no one would lose any face. Let’s implement ranching instead with appropriate incentives to address inherent fears and capacity gaps of the herders and would-be investors.”